The Accredited Parking Organization (APO) establishes national and international standards for professionalism, accountability, innovation, responsibility, and performance

(Anaheim, Calif. – June 2019) The International Parking & Mobility Institute (IPMI) announced the names of seven parking organizations that have become Accredited Parking Organizations (APO), earned APO with Distinction, or re-accredited their APO.

APO, developed by IPMI, is a certification for parking organizations that have achieved a comprehensive standard of excellence. APO recognizes best practices in responsible parking management and operations, customer service, professional development, sustainability, security, access management and more.

“Each of these organizations should be very proud of what they have accomplished,“ says IPMI CEO Shawn Conrad, CAE. “They have demonstrated a commitment to excellence that will serve their communities well and which reflects admirably on our industry.“

To become an APO, an organization must demonstrate its commitment to ongoing evaluation and improvement of program outcomes through the implementation of industry best practices. Applicant organizations work with third-party reviewers to organize and present evidence of accomplishment of 250 criteria in 14 categories related to industry best practices. To achieve the APO with Distinction, an additional set of criteria must be met.

The APO was developed to be applicable to institutional, municipal, medical, university, airport, private, and other parking programs. Organizations must re-certify every three years to maintain the designation.

Joining the ranks of APOs, re-accredited APOs, or APOs with Distinction or Re-accredited APOs with Distinction this June are:

Newly Accredited 2019-2011:

Citizens Lanier Holdings
Premier Facilities: Atlantic Station Garage, City Springs Garage, Peachtree Center Garage

Lancaster Parking Authority
Premier Facilities: East King Street Garage, North Prince Street Garage, Penn Square Garage

Stadia & Parking, Hamilton County, Ohio
Premier Facilities: Alms & Doepke Parkhaus Garage, Central Riverfront Garage, East Garage

Newly Accredited with Distinction 2018-2021

University of California Riverside Transportation Services
Premier Facilities: Big Springs, Garage, Lot 30, and Lot 32

Newly Accredited with Distinction 2019-2022

University of California Los Angeles, Events & Transportation
Premier Facilities: Luskin Parking, Parking Area 7, Parking Area 13

Kansas University Medical Center
Premier Facility: Parking Garage P5

Reaccredited with Distinction 2019-2021


Parking organizations interested in becoming APOs can download information, including the 35-page APO Manual for Applicants, at For more information, contact

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